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The psychological aspects of sports injury
For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation in sport. This free course, The psychological aspects of sports injury, examines the role of psychological factors in sports injury. You will look at both the psychological factors that can lead to a sports injury and the psychological reactions that a sports person can experience when injured, including insight from Olympic hockey gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh. This course is for you if you have ever experienced a sports injury, if you work with injured athletes or if you have a general interest in the area.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- recognise the psychological factors that may potentially lead to a sports injury
- understand psychological responses to sports injury
- appreciate the role the sport psychology intervention can play in rehabilitation from injury.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Psychological factors and the risk of sports injury
- 2 Psychological reactions to sports injury
- 3 The role of sport psychology intervention
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